A plan for 40 houses on the site of a former plant nursery in Manor Road has been submitted to Scarborough Council.
The authority transferred the facility to its Dean Road depot and now buys in flowers in an attempt to save money.
The developer, Scalby-based Thompson Homes, says: “The proposal seeks to continue the area’s pattern of two-storey terraced housing. The proposed site plan has been arranged to screen the rear of the existing terraces and the bowling club pavilion. The proposed rear gardens for each dwelling are generally longer than the adjacent gardens and yards backing onto the site”.
The applicant says the proposed development qualifies for vacant building credit, which means there is no requirement for affordable housing to be provided.
If approved and constructed, the site will have parking for 58 vehicles.